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Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12/6/2011

Tuesday, 12.06.2011 / 1:07 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12\/6\/2011

Former Jr. Shark and Bay Area native Casey Wellman will play his first game in San Jose on Tuesday night against Marc-Edouard Vlasic and the San Jose Sharks.

With the Sharks and the Wild set to face each other on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

DOUGLAS MURRAY OUT
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defenseman Douglas Murray will not be available tonight, and that goaltender Antti Niemi will be in net.
[ SharksTV ]

BRAUN RECALLED
Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced Tuesday that the club has recalled defenseman Justin Braun from the Worcester Sharks. Braun will fill in for Murray on a defensive corps looking to imrpove on a less-than-stellar performance on Saturday night.
SJSHARKS.com ]

WELLMAN'S BAY AREA DEBUT
Wild beat writer Michael Russo with a great feature on Bay Area native Casey Wellman. The former Jr. Shark has deep Bay Area sports roots, starting with his father Brad Wellman, a former professional baseball player who made his MLB debut as a member of the San Francisco Giants in 1982. Ironically, Wellman was a college teammate of Sharks defenseman Justin Braun.
Star Tribune ]

HARDING STARTS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting that Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding will get the start in net for the Wild. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS TAKE ON REALIGNMENT
Mercury News writer Mark Emmons fills in for David Pollak, reporting on McLellan's thoughts on the new NHL realignment planned to be in place for the 2012-13 season.
Working the Corners ]

WILD LOOKING TO STAY TOP OF THE LEAGUE
Heading into Tuesday night's action, nobody in the League has amassed as many points as the Wild. The Sharks will look for a similar effort as the one they had on Nov. 10, a 3-1 Sharks victory over the Wild at HP Pavilion. NHL.com's Brian Hunter preview's the matchup.
[ NHL.com ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with left wing Jamie McGinn about his recent offensive output.
[ SharksTV ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 62 40 18 4 192 153 84
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 63 31 26 12 57
L. Couture 63 21 32 0 53
J. Thornton 59 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 63 16 30 -4 46
P. Marleau 63 14 31 -16 45
T. Wingels 56 13 15 -5 28
T. Hertl 63 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 52 1 19 2 20
M. Vlasic 58 7 11 10 18
M. Nieto 53 4 13 -10 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 17 7 .912 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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